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HACCP plans continue to pay off

USDA is stepping up food protection, not only from terrorist threats, but old-fashioned natural enemies as well.
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Field Reports: Dairy plant masters the mix

High-intensity mixer/dissolver is easy to keep clean and requires little maintenance.
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Food Packaging: Chinese chip away at U.S. packaging lead

North American manufacturers of packaging machines and parts took a $377 million sales hit last year, dragging down global equipment sales 0.8 percent, while Chinese packaging firms solidified their No. 5 ranking with a 15.1 percent sales spike of $272 million.
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Managing Software: Integrating Maintenance into plant ERP software

Plant-wide visibility to maintenance and production schedules and transactions improves profits and productivity.
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Engineering R&D: Putting contaminants in a new light

Vision-based system will help meat and poultry processors identify trace amounts of fecal material.
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FDA continues to scrutinize meat supply

Since September 11, FDA has devoted more of its resources to countering potential terrorist threats to the food supply.
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Field Reports: Real time information pays off for specialty meat company

New system helps Premium Brands gain standardization and visibility over all operations, providing cost savings and better decision-making.
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Regulatory Watch:

Two Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would increase the federal government’s role in recalling most food products.
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Engineering R&D: Currents of change

David Reznik conducts research on the physics of wave phenomena to reduce water and biological oxidation.
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Food Packaging: Can quality control save cork closures?

Winemakers continue to address closure options.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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